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U.S. Rep Becerra Meets With Jobless Workers at Lincoln Heights Center

Following a weeklong recess, the Congress is back in session in Washington D.C. where debate over whether to renew an extension of federal emergency unemployment... Read more »

Five Pedestrians in Highland Park Struck by 87 Year-old Driver

  An 87 year-old man driving southbound on Avenue 57 near a school in Highland Park hit five members of the same family Friday morning around 8 a.m. The collision... Read more »

Commerce Opens ‘Ground Zero’ Emergency Center

Just days following the 20 year anniversary of the Northridge earthquake — which caught many public safety departments in the area unprepared to deal quickly with... Read more »

Seismologist Lucy Jones to Prep L.A. For the ‘Big One’

Seismologist Lucy Jones will devote much of her time this year to preparing the city of Los Angeles for its next big earthquake, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday. The... Read more »

Mourning of Slain 7-Eleven Clerk Mired by Confusing Visa Process

Thirty-one-year-old Gonzalo Garcia Perez was murdered two days before Christmas during an attempted robbery at the 7-Eleven convenience store in Highland Park where... Read more »

Baca Says He Will Retire At End of January

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, whose department has been under fire over allegations of mistreatment of jail inmates and the recent indictment of 18 current... Read more »

2014 Rings In New Laws

A slew of bills passed last year by state and local legislators on everything from parking meter enforcement, plastic bag use and how quickly people must be notified... Read more »

Hundreds Turn Out for Exide Closure Hearing

The state Department of Toxic Substance Control ordered Exide Technologies in Vernon to conduct an emergency clean up of off-site contaminated soil, dust and sediment... Read more »

Montebello Swears In New Council

Both incumbents and newly elected city officials from the cities of Montebello and Bell Gardens were sworn in last week after results from the November 5 election... Read more »

AQMD to Take Public Input Over Proposed Exide Closure

Air quality and local officials are urging residents to testify at a hearing on the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) petition to shut down... Read more »

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